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Employer: Riley County
Division: Community Corrections
Job Title: On Call Juvenile Intake Officer
Salary: $13.19 Hourly


Job Description:

RILEY COUNTY, KANSAS JOB DESCRIPTION


 

Job Title:               As-Needed, On-Call Juvenile Intake & Assessment Officer

Department:          Community Corrections               Division:      Intake

Reports To: Director or their designee

Pay Grade:            B                                                Status:         As Needed

FLSA Status:         Non-Exempt

 

POSITION SUMMARY: The purpose of this position is to conduct an intake and assessment on children-in-need-of-care (CINC) or juvenile offenders taken into custody by law enforcement, and for coordinating emergency placements such as relative placements, foster care, emergency shelter, attendant care or detention placements on evenings, weekends and holidays.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist law enforcement officers and other RCCC staff in the screening, placement, and release of children-in-need-of-care and juvenile offenders taken into custody by law enforcement from 5:00pm to 8:00am Monday through Friday, including 24 hours a day on weekends and County holidays.
  • Appropriately assess potential placements, taking into consideration the least restrictive placement, considering the safety of the child/youth, safety of the community and available community resources. 
  • Preparation, completion and submission of applicable state risk/need assessment(s) and other state mandated forms.
  • Routinely provide transportation for cincs and juvenile offenders that are processed through the intake system.
  • Provide crisis intervention services and serve as a resource broker.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the Kansas Juvenile Justice Code, Kansas Child-in-Need of-Care-Code and Riley County Community Corrections policies and procedures.

 

Position Requirements:

Education: This position requires a High School Diploma or General Educational Development GED equivalent.

License(s)/Certificate(s): Must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older, possess a valid driver’s license, be qualified for access to any KS Criminal Justice Information System (KCJIS) and not be registered on the Kansas adult or child abuse registry.

Experience: One (1) year of experience working with juveniles and families is preferred. This position requires knowledge of RCCC Policies and Procedures, applicable KDOC JIA Standards, the CINC Code, and the Kansas Juvenile Justice Code. It requires knowledge of the juvenile justice system, effective oral and writing skills and counseling skills when appropriate.

 

Skills: Ability to work with diverse populations in difficult situations.

Supervisory Control: The Director or their designee sets the overall policies, procedures, objectives and resources available. The Director or their designee develops deadlines and work assignments. The employee acts independently in the general aspect of screenings and placements and consults/refers to the Director or their designee when appropriate.

Guidelines: This position requires knowledge of RCCC Policies and Procedures, applicable KDOC JIA Standards, the CINC Code and Kansas Juvenile Justice Code.  Due to the nature of the job, discretion is required.  Depending on the level of discretion, continuous input and approval from the Director or their designee may be required. 

Complexity: All contact with cinc’s and juvenile offenders is potentially difficult or dangerous with some of them being violent. These contacts vary from day-to-day, cinc-to-cinc, and offender-to-offender.  The contacts will differ in environment from office visits to meeting at R.C.P.D.  The unexpected can happen at any time on any visit.

As stated before, the unusual situations are considered the norm for the Juvenile Intake Officer and therefore, the officer must be well versed in the appropriate discretion allowed youth.  The Juvenile Intake Officer must be able to make quick judgments that are reasonable, yet not rash.

Scope and Effect of Work: If proper intervention is not provided to a CINC or a juvenile offender, then the youth’s penetration into the CINC or juvenile justice system may be higher. Any undue penetration by a child or a youth into the system may adversely impact the child or youth, as well as consuming more resources than necessary.

Personal Contacts: Intake cincs or juvenile offenders, family members, legal representative, treatment or mental health professionals, local and state law enforcement personnel, the Department of Children & Family, court officials, other members of Community Corrections, Court Services personnel, neighbors, school officials, and other service providers of the cinc or juvenile offender

Purpose of Contacts: The purpose of these contacts is to obtain knowledge of the cinc or juvenile offender for the intake and assessment. The purpose of contacts with school officials, employers, and treatment or mental health professionals is to ensure an appropriate placement is secured. It is also for the purpose of obtaining information, which may aid the cinc or juvenile offender in improving his/her life. Contact with family members and girlfriends/boyfriends is to ensure that the cinc or juvenile offender follows established rules at home upon release. Court officials and other officials of the state and government are ordinarily a professional contact that is the direct result of a requirement or coordination of other official action involving the cinc or juvenile offender.

 

Physical Demands/Effort: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear;  smell.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Must be able to sit long periods of time, both in traveling and when working at respective workstation.

This position is a high stress and crisis-filled position, therefore flexibility is needed. Due to working with cincs and juvenile offenders, there exists the risk of possible injury and/or loss of life. When traveling, must deal with various weather elements.  The JIAO must have the ability to use ones senses to perceive the detailed cues of body language, speech and reactions.

The physical demands require that the JIAO be readily able to move without difficulty, be able to drive an automobile, be acute to the aroma of alcohol/THC, and be able to access public buildings, private buildings and/or dwellings. Most contacts occur at the Riley County Police Department .  This position also entails an element of physical danger due to situations that could escalate into a physical confrontation.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often exposed to dangerous elements of potentially criminal behaviors, wet and/or humid conditions; outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

LOCATION OF WORK:

The primary work location for this position will be the Riley County Law Enforcement Center, Clay Co Sheriff/Police Department, and Kansas State University Policy Department.  Considerable fieldwork will be required, mostly within a radius of 50 miles. A county vehicle will ordinarily be provided, however, the position holder must have access to a personal vehicle for use when a county car is not available.

WORK SCHEDULE: This is an as-needed, on-call position. Due to the responsibilities associated with this position, the position holder will be required to carry agency- issued cell phone from 5:00pm to 8:00am, Monday through Friday, including 24 hours a day on weekends and holidays. The position requires an immediate response to all calls and reporting in-person within thirty minutes. 

 

OTHER: This position is contingent upon receiving continued grant - funding.

Approved:   Date:

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if work is similar, related or a logical assignment of the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.



Vacancy Number: RL2016-PT

Open Date: 10/28/2016 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: